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Kevin Cullen

Death of a lifesaver

Marcus Jerome walked into his house in Dorchester after work a couple of weeks ago, his eyes wide open.

His wife, Rachel, always stayed up late, waiting for him to regale her with his latest exploits on the night shift as an EMT for Boston Emergency Medical Service. But this night was different. Marcus looked different. He was smiling, almost in wonder, shaking his head.

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